We all love our sweets. For some, it’s a daily fight – that urge to consume sweet things. It can be so hard to limit these items in our everyday eating plan. Throw in carefree summer days, holidays and special occasions and our sweet-tooth can become so strong we give in regularly. Who can resist ice cream cones on hot summer days… donuts fresh from the bakery… iced coffees, lattes or frappes just because they are so good!
But the over-consumption of sugar is not to be taken lightly.
Whether it’s the neon colored Peeps, the egg hunt, Aunt Gertrude or the celebratory meal itself, Easter can present difficult terrain to navigate. If you are trying to make better food choices for yourself or family looking ahead to an Easter gathering can be just plain overwhelming. Many of us throw up our hands in surrender because we simply can’t imagine better options to the old favorites.
Unless you have been living in a remote Adirondack cave, cut off from society for decades, you know that we are in the midst of a technological age that effects the core of our culture. Some advances are exciting, and some are down-right scary!
To round out our heart health discussions from a couple weeks ago I couldn’t resist bringing up another hot topic. If the cholesterol debate wasn’t heated enough, let’s throw some salt in the mix to really spice it up!
Low-salt and low-fat diets have gone hand in hand in the fight against heart disease for decades. But
We are in Part 3 of our Diet-Heart series. I am super excited for this week’s topic because it brings such hope. When you are at your doctor’s appointment and receive bad news it can feel very lonely, confusing and hopeless. This is why I love helping people move forward with nutrition, lifestyle and mindset changes that will improve their whole life! There are no gimmicks or expensive products. It is basic science, education and support.
The CDC has named February “American Heart Month”. For decades now there has been a medical media parade of “heart health” information coming at us from all sides. I was shocked to discover most of the information is false as it was based on faulty research.